Federal judge blocks Montana’s TikTok ban before it takes effect

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A federal judge has halted a law in Montana from taking effect that would have banned the popular video app TikTok across the state. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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A federal judge has blocked a law in Montana that sought to ban TikTok across the state, delivering a blow to an unprecedented attempt to completely restrict a single app within a state’s borders.

The ruling, which came on Thursday, means that Montana’s TikTok ban, which was set to go into effect on

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